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July 07, 2010

Commerce Travel & Tourism Team Announces Summer E-Market Express Release

The U.S. Department of Commerce Travel & Tourism Team would like to inform you that the Summer 2010 edition of the U.S. Commercial Service global travel research and trade event database is now available. This issue features traveler profiles from the top five inbound travel markets and six other valuable reports. This edition also contains twenty-six international travel industry events supported by international Commercial Service offices around the globe.

To view the summer 2010 e-Market Express, please visit: http://www.buyusa.gov/eme/tra.html

The U.S. Dept. of Commerce Commercial Service helps you build leisure and business travel from global markets through targeted research reports, trade leads, and information on international travel trade events. To learn more about the Commerce Travel & Tourism Team, visit the buyusa.gov site above. In addition, you’ll find domestic tourism contacts listed on that site. They can help guide you to the many travel and tourism experts around the globe.

To learn more about the various Department of Commerce products and services available to the travel and tourism industry, please go to: http://tinet.ita.doc.gov/outreach/index.html. Scroll to the bottom of the page where you will find several links that will lead you to in-market contacts related to travel and tourism.

You are also encouraged to contact Mr. Ken Walsh at 314-425-3343 or via email at ken.walsh@trade.gov for questions, comments, or difficulties viewing this edition of Travel & Tourism e-Market Express. He would be happy to discuss how Commercial Service can help your company succeed in the global marketplace.

Together, the Office of Travel & Tourism Industries (OTTI) and the Commercial Service experts both in the United States and around the globe stand ready to assist you with increasing international travel to the country and your destinations. Commerce has indentified travel and tourism as one of the focus industries for President Obama’s National Export Initiative (NEI) because of its importance as one of the nation’s leading exports, and because of the tremendous workforce that comprises the industry across the nation. To learn more about the NEI, go to: http://www.ita.doc.gov/nei/

OTTI Background
Industry & Analysis’ Office of Travel and Tourism Industries (OTTI) collects, analyzes and disseminates international travel and tourism statistics for the U.S. Travel and Tourism Statistical System. To view the OTTI U.S. departure data tables that provide monthly estimates of U.S. air travel abroad by world region and the rate of change each month and year-to-date, please visit: https://travel.trade.gov/view/m-2010-O-001/index.html

For more detailed information on the U.S. international travel abroad research program, please visit: http://tinet.ita.doc.gov/research/programs/i92/index.html

U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, Office of Travel and Tourism Industries (OTTI), 1401 Constitution Avenue, NW, Room 1003, Washington, DC 20230; Phone:(202) 482-0140; Fax: (202) 482-2887; Website: www.tinet.ita.doc.gov; Email: Otti@trade.gov